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Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway Tickets

Don't miss the 2023 Tony® winner for Best New Musical before it closes April 28.
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Production shot of Kimberly Akimbo in New York, with Victoria Clark as Kimberly, Justin Cooley as Seth and Steven Boyer as Buddy.
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Production shot of Kimberly Akimbo in New York, with Nina White as Teresa, Bonnie Milligan as Debra, Michael Iskander as Aaron, Fernell Hogan as Martin and Olivia Elease Hardy as Delia.
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About Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway

Kimberly (Tony Award winner VICTORIA CLARK) is about to turn 16 and recently moved with her family to a new town in suburban New Jersey. In this “howlingly funny heartbreaker of a show” (The New Yorker), Kim is forced to navigate family dysfunction, a rare genetic condition, her first crush…and possible felony charges. Ever the optimist, she is determined to find happiness against all odds and embark on a great adventure.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (Rabbit Hole), music by Tony Award winner JEANINE TESORI (Fun Home), choreography by DANNY MEFFORD (Dear Evan Hansen) and direction by award-winning director JESSICA STONE.

Run time

2hr 25min. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

October 12th, 2022

End date

April 28th, 2024

Age

Ages 10+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Funny
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4K+ reviews on Show-Score

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John Ned
Fun, Must see, Touching, Delightful
97 / 100
DOUG Rob NYC
Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
97 / 100
Bruce 6
Charmingly weird story of teen w progeria, I was moved 2 tears by this idiosyncratic work, Best musical of this season
96 / 100
Sing out Louise
“i like your point of view… “
85 / 100
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Stars on stage

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Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway cast and creative team

By: David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Jessica Stone
Songs by: Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire
Lighting: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound: Kai Harada
Design: David Zinn
Choreography: Danny Mefford
Costume: Sarah Laux
Cast list: Victoria Clark (as Kimberly), Steven Boyer (as Buddy), Justin Cooley (as Seth), Olivia Elease Hardy (as Delia), Fernell Hogan II (as Martin), Michael Iskander (as Aaron), Alli Mauzey (as Pattie), Bonnie Milligan (as Debra), Nina White (as Teresa)
Other info: Projection design by Lucy MacKinnon, music direction by Chris Fenwick, orchestrations by John Clancy, additional orchestrations by Macy Schmidt; hair, wig, and makeup design by Jared Janas

Venue

Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

2 wheelchair spaces

More information about Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway

Kimberly Akimbo is the most Tony Award-winning show of the season, with five prizes including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score! Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire adapts his critically acclaimed play Kimberly Akimbo into a moving new musical with Tony-nominated music by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. Get Kimberly Akimbo tickets on TodayTix.

The hilarious and heartwarming Kimberly Akimbo musical premiered at Atlantic Theater Company in 2021, receiving rave reviews and earning every Off-Broadway Best Musical prize: the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Atlantic Theatre Company is also known for hosting the world premiere of The Band’s Visit, which moved to Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

In Kimberly Akimbo, Kimberly is an average New Jersey teenager stuck in the body of an elderly woman. She suffers from a rare genetic condition, which causes her to age four and a half times faster than the average person. But this affliction may be the least of her problems, as she navigates her first crush, a dysfunctional family, and a harebrained scheme that could land her in jail! Despite it all, Kimberly is determined to make her life an uplifting, great adventure.

David Lindsay-Abaire’s original Kimberly Akimbo play premiered in California and then New York in 2001, both times to rave reviews. Twenty years later, Lindsay-Abaire has returned to Kimberly’s amazing story, this time adapting his play into the book for a unique and heartfelt new musical.

He’s joined on the creative team by composer/lyricist Jeanine Tesori, who won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Fun Home and is a nominee for Kimberly Akimbo. Tesori’s other beloved works include Violet, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change, and Shrek: The Musical, which she also wrote with Lindsay-Abaire.

Kimberly Akimbo stars 2023 Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, who has appeared on Broadway in The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Gigi, Cinderella, and more beloved shows. She's joined by 2023 Tony winner Bonnie Milligan as the hilarious, conniving Aunt Debra.

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What to watch for

  • One of the show's characters is obsessed with anagrams and tells Kimberly her full name, Kimberly Levaco, is an anagram for "cleverly akimbo." That's where the show's title comes from!
  • Tesori is joined on the creative team by choreographer Danny Mefford. The two previously worked together on Fun Home, which Mefford also choreographed in its original production.
  • Director Jessica Stone was previously a musical theatre performer herself, having appeared in the last Broadway revival of Anything Goes among many other credits.
  • In both Lindsay-Abaire’s original play and this Kimberly Akimbo musical adaptation, Kimberly is played by an older female actress, though the character is in fact only a teenager.
  • The entire Off-Broadway cast of the Kimberly Akimbo musical returned for the Broadway production.

Please Note

The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services. No weapons permitted on the premesis. No outside food/beverages, electric scooters, ebikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary. All items are subject to inspection. Any items must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

Frequently asked questions

What is Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway about?

This Tony-winning Best Musical about a prematurely aging teen is bittersweet, life-affirming, and wholly original. From Pulitzer winner David Lindsay-Abaire and Tony winner Jeanine Tesori, this story will inspire you to live every day to the fullest and find joy in life's imperfections.

Which theatre is Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway at?

Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway is at New York's Booth Theatre.

What is the running time of Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway?

Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway runs for 2hr 25min. Incl. 1 intermission..

What is the age recommendation for Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway?

Ages 10+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

How do you get tickets for Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway?

Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway tickets start at $70.

Who wrote Kimberly Akimbo?

Kimberly Akimbo was originally written as a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical adaptation, and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) wrote the music. They won 2023 Tony Awards for the show's book and score.

Which songs are in Kimberly Akimbo?

Kimberly Akimbo's songs include "Better," "Anagram," "Make a Wish," "Father Time," and "Great Adventure." Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire won a Tony Award for the score.

Is Kimberly Akimbo appropriate for kids?

Kimberly Akimbo is recommended for ages 10 and up. Aside from brief strong language, the content of the musical is appropriate for kids.

What is the Kimberly Akimbo musical based on?

The Kimberly Akimbo musical is based on a same-named 2000 play by David Lindsay-Abaire. He adapted his script into the musical's book and lyrics, and Jeanine Tesori wrote the music.

Who directed Kimberly Akimbo?

Jessica Stone directs Kimberly Akimbo. She has had a long career as a Broadway performer, but this show marked her Broadway directorial debut. She earned a 2023 Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Musical.

Is Kimberly Akimbo good?

Kimberly Akimbo received widespread praise for its writing, acting, originality, and heart — not to mention a Best Musical Tony Award. The show tells a bittersweet, touching story of growing up and making the most of the time we have.

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